Fill up on authentic Cuban cuisine — like pork dishes, savory black beans and sweet plantains — at Alvarez Cafe.
It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Alvarez Cafe has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at Alvarez Cafe with its kid-friendly fare.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Alvarez Cafe — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Bring the Alvarez Cafe's great food to your place.
Grab Alvarez Cafe's delicious food on the go with its takeout and delivery services.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's Elizabeth Ave location.
Prices at Alvarez Cafe are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
Sconces cast a soft glow on modern, wooden tabletops. Green glass tiles glint in the light of fluted hanging lamps. Tea candles flicker next to plush, low lounge seating. The lighting inside Cubanu creates a romantic atmosphere before dates even dig into its menu of American-influenced Cuban dishes, such as empanadas stuffed with goat cheese and spinach. Patrons can also drink glasses of signature house-made sangria, or cap off long nights of filing joint tax returns by munching on late-night tapas dishes served on Friday and Saturday.
Try Cuban Petes' Cuban tamale or some black bean soup for authentic Latin-American fare in Montclair's Montclair district.
Cuban Petes is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Cuban Petes is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Take a great restaurant, add perfect party food and a fun group of people, and get a night for the ages at Cuban Petes.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Cuban Petes' seasonally available outdoor seating.
Crowds are boisterous at the restaurant and the music is blaring, so get ready for a very loud night out.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Cuban Petes, which embraces a casual vibe.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Take advantage of the free parking next door to Cuban Petes.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Cuban Petes.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Cuban Petes.
Mambo Tea House’s combination of cuisine and teas stems from the cultural backgrounds of its married co-owners, who were profiled in (201) magazine. Louis Nuñez, who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, supplied many of the restaurant's recipes and oversees Mambo's cuisine along with his head chef. Though the restaurant specializes in authentic Cuban food, its Latin-based eats—such as paella, skirt steak, and mofongo—borrow from traditional Argentinian, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Dominican cooking.
Elsewhere in the eatery, CiCi Chan-Nuñez curates more than 40 loose-leaf teas imported from countries such as China, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. The BYOB facility also supplies diners with mixes to convert their wines into sangria and mojitos.
Up to 60 guests can feast in the dining room, which includes bamboo-wood floors and Cuban-cigar wallpapers. Mambo Tea House hosts live Cuban music every other Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., so visitors can dance off dinner or recite their new poem without worrying that anyone will be able to hear them.
La Isla Restaurant brings the flavor and flair of Cuban food right to your town.
If you're looking for low-fat food, look elsewhere. If you're looking for great-tasting food, come to La Isla Restaurant.
Families will feel right at home at La Isla Restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
La Isla Restaurant provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
You'll want to time your arrival to La Isla Restaurant just right since reservations are not accepted.
La Isla Restaurant welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Grab your meal to go at La Isla Restaurant if you're in a hurry — or better yet, have them bring it to you through their delivery service!
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up La Isla Restaurant for their catering services.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.
La Isla Restaurant offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to La Isla Restaurant for a great bite.
Stop by for three square meals a day — La Isla Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
From crisp croquetas de jamon to beef-filled empanaditas, the Cuban-style tapas at Agozar Restaurant and Lounge come flavored with the same rich, Caribbean spices that fill the childhood memories of its co-owners, siblings Gerardo Perez and Diana Mastrodimos.
?We?re from a Cuban family, [with] a Cuban grandma," Perez said. "We lived in Miami for some time, so we had traditional Cuban food almost every day. Our dad also worked in Cuban restaurants in NYC, like Victor?s Cafe, so we had that upbringing."
But in recent years, the brother-and-sister team has expanded their menu beyond the classics they remember from childhood. Today, they also serve "Nuevo-Cubano" dishes that draw on influences from Spain, Mexico, and even China, reflecting the full cultural diversity of modern Cuban cuisine.
Dishes to Discover
Those familiar with Cuban cuisine will easily recognize classic dishes at Agozar, including pressed cubaniche sandwiches, shredded ropa vieja, and citrus-marinated lechon. But there are dishes here that may surprise even the most seasoned palate. A few highlights:
Crisp calamari sweetened by Dominican honey
Vegetarian wild-mushroom croquettes with piquillo pepper sauce
Ginger-glazed "Chino-Cubano" salmon with vegetable fried rice
Chorizo with caramelized onions in a sangria glaze
In the Press
New York Magazine recommends the tapas-like small plates, which are "vibrant with spices and emboldened by fresh ingredients."
* The New York Times notes the spot's "lengthy list of flavored mojitos," which draw in muddled-drink enthusiasts and also people who love to read lengthy lists.